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The Unholy Lands of Extopiopolis

“The lands that the gods forgot.” Osirissassin

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder



Population20.626 billion

CapitalAstral Plane
FaithDevil Worshippers

Currencygold coin

The Unholy Lands of Extopiopolis is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Osirissassin with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 20.626 billion Tieflings are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astral Plane. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tiefling economy, worth a remarkable 5,441 trillion gold coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 263,800 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

There is something rotten in the state of Extopiopolis, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, and senior executives have become freelance basket-weavers in search of less stress and better work-life balance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Extopiopolis's national animal is the Gorgon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Devil Worshippers.

Extopiopolis is ranked 151,128th in the world and 5,852nd in Balder for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -17 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 228thMost Efficient Economies: 289thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 714thLargest Black Market: 802ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 887thLargest Mining Sector: 893rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,025thLowest Crime Rates: 1,035thHighest Economic Output: 1,283rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,297thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 1,996thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,174thHighest Average Incomes: 2,452ndFattest Citizens: 3,028thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,501stLargest Governments: 3,822ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,823rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,141stLargest Populations: 4,912thMost Avoided: 5,221stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,159thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 7,928thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,242ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,391stSmartest Citizens: 11,740thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,757thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,442ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,849thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,069thMost Authoritarian: 15,197th
Most Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 46th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 46th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 96th in the regionLargest Populations: 115th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 117th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 120th in the regionFattest Citizens: 169th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 171st in the regionLargest Governments: 181st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 221st in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 314th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 345th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 450th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 466th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 489th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 572nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 591st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 596th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 598th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Extopiopolis voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn North East Somerset".
  • : Extopiopolis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Extopiopolis changed its national leader to "Osirissassin".
  • : Following new legislation in Extopiopolis, senior executives have become freelance basket-weavers in search of less stress and better work-life balance.
  • : Following new legislation in Extopiopolis, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses.
  • : Following new legislation in Extopiopolis, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination.
  • : Following new legislation in Extopiopolis, there is something rotten in the state of Extopiopolis.
  • : Following new legislation in Extopiopolis, East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'.
  • : Following new legislation in Extopiopolis, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Extopiopolis, construction workers evacuate work sites after finding sharp rocks on the ground.


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